By the author of Detective Story, this Critics Award winner starred Claude Rains on Broadway and Edward G. Robinson on tour. A Soviet Commissar with considerable power in the party is jailed. His errors of judgement were two-fold: he fell in love with his secretary and he misspoke at a crucial moment. His torment and frustration are dramatically heightened by the limited interaction with fellow inmates and his own isolation. In flashback, his sentence is explained as well as the ludicrously unjust hearings that lead to his execution.
"Pungent, spectacular melodrama." - The New York Times